Maxx Force Hockey will develop and lead hockey players to excel and achieve their greatest potential through quality service, professional instruction and positive experiences

Mark Soares

Owner and Lead Instructor

Mark Soares is the owner and lead instructor of Maxx Force Professional Hockey Development.

From the age of 4, to rep minor hockey, to Junior A at the young age of 16, to current all time points scored and games played for the Jr. A Express organization, to helping lead his team to Canadian National Championships, to University scholarships both NCAA and CIS, to high level Professional European contracts, numerous top player & fan favorite awards, all-star nominations and Canadian record holder for most consecutive goals scored in one game by a University hockey player,  Mark has seen and done what most just dream of.


He has the experience to guide young hockey players down that difficult yet rewarding path.

Learning from his mistakes, disappointments, and achievements throughout the years he has developed ways for players to maintain a positive mindset, train to their highest potential and better themselves both on and off the ice, not only as hockey players but as an individual.

Hockey is his passion, his goal now is to give back to young hockey players and give them every opportunity, knowledge and skills to be successful in the sport and to help continue the strong tradition of our Canadian game.

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Brian Stewart

Lead Goalie Instructor

Brian Stewart is a former Professional Hockey Player with over 22 years of experience as a goalie.

While achieving both his Master’s Degree in Sport Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, he was an accomplished goalie in the NCAA Div 1 at Northern Michigan University, where he was recognized as Team MVP 3 of the 4 seasons he played.

Following college, Brian went on to sign an NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and from there played in the AHL, ECHL and professionally in Europe. While playing throughout North America and Internationally he continued to receive a plethora of accolades, including AHL Player of the Week, ECHL All Rookie Team Award, and Elite League Goalie of the Year.

Brian is now passionate about sharing the wealth of knowledge he has acquired throughout his extensive hockey career to guide and develop athletes from youth to a college and professional level.


Maxx Force Hockey is pleased to announce that Max Grassi will be joining the Maxx Force Hockey development team and will be an on ice leader with the next generation of hockey players.

Mark has had the pleasure of playing along side of Max and winning an RBC Canadian Championship in 2006 and playing Professional hockey together in Germany,

where they would lead their team together. 


Maxx Grassi started his hockey career a lot like Mark did at a young age working his way up to the Burnaby Express Jr A team and winning a Canadian Championship in his first year in the BCHL.


He went on to play for the Nanaimo Clippers, winning the Doyle Cup and becoming a BC champion with the team. He eventually became the Captain for the Penticton Vee's in the BCHL before heading to University to play for the UBC Thunderbirds receiving top player awards and graduating with a degree.


Max played in Weiden, Gammering, and Timmerdorfer in the German Leagues where he was top scorer for all three teams. 

Max also had the opportunity to represent Team Canada in the IIHF World Inline Hockey Championship where he was selected MVP in the gold medal game.

Max Grassi shares the same passion for hockey as Mark Soares does and now they are all about giving back to young hockey players and sharing their talents and abilities with them so that they too may become successful.

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Matthew Jung


Matthew has had a wealth of playing elite level hockey in his career, finishing 2 years of playing the British Columbia Under-18 League (formerly BCMML) with the Valley West Giants.

He currently plays for the Ridge Meadows Flames Junior “B” organization in the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL).

In December 2018 he was awarded the BCMML Hardest Worker award, followed by a Most Inspirational Player award from his team. This past season (2019 – 2020), Matthew earned a team leadership award for which he is very proud.

He is currently striving and working to make the jump to Junior “A”; just shy of making a roster spot this season. Ultimately, Matthew aspires to earn a scholarship to attend an NCAA or Usports.

He has been working very closely with Mark and owes a lot to him for his recent developments as a hockey player and a young adult.

Matthew understands and can closely relate to what it is like to be in the skates of a young minor hockey player, knows what it takes to be successful at that stage in today’s game, and is passionate in sharing what he knows to the next generation of hockey players